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appreciate your efforts no doing that. it's interesting, we're working and you have some large cities in this state but it's a very rural state as is arkansas and so many places that we represent. i mentioned the licensing and how it came up with the police. i know you are on the cutting edge of that. i think you had a summit. can you tell me a little bit about how that went and some of the sessions that you had in that area? >> i didn't understand your question. >> the credentialing, making it such that -- >> just like the veteran skills jobs act. as i said in my statement that if you're a hum vie driver in afghanistan dodging land mines then when you come home you ought to be able to be a truck driver. or if you're a medic you ought to be able to come home and not go through step one in being an e.m.t. i think you're working in the right direction and we're working in the right direction to make this better for our veterans and our service members when they come home. >> the congressman, the chairman mentioned what's on all of our minds, the backlog and stuff and how we can be helpf
that a single city or state or even a region is unable to adequately address in the leadup to a disaster where there is warning or in the immediate aftermath of that, the necessary resources to assist and to recover, and so as a nation we need some mechanism to gather together all of the strength of this incredible country we call america and apply that strength to those that have been so severely harmed by that disaster. and that's occurring. fema has clearly been significantly improved in the last four years and certainly since the tragedies of new orleans, but there's much more that needs to be done, and as a country, as representatives of the american people, people who may be in any part of this country and at any moment could be affected by a disaster, we need to make sure that there is a national response capability in place ready to act with the sufficient resources. that's not just organizational, administrative issue. that's also the necessary funds available. shortchanging that money that we set aside for those disasters can lead to a period of time in which inaction is inevitable,
is a former city councilmember where he served newark as president of that council and county freeholder and takes over after the very tragic passing of his dad, don payne sr., who worked with over the years. don before me, we worked side by side on issues related to africa. the speaker: the gentleman will suspend. will the house please be in order? will the house please be in order? could members please take their seats? the gentleman may proceed. mr. smith: again, i'll be very brief. he takes over, of course, after the tragic passing of don payne who all of us loved, admired and respected. and i sat next to don for years on the foreign affairs committee. he was the chairman of africa. i chaired it and do so today, and we worked side by side on malaria and a whole host of very important issues relevant to health and well-being to the people of africa, global health and human rights. don, you have very big shoes to fill. i'm sure you'll do it, and it's a great pleasure -- don has been an activist on a number of issues, including embracing arms. he works very strongly on job creation in n
me just pick one constituent city, in corby, it went down 4.6% last month. >> for the first time in my parliamentary career, i wholeheartedly agree with him. let's just savor and treasure this moment. because i suspect it will be very, very rare, indeed. but i like it when i heard the honorable member had been sent to a jungle to eat insects, i thought despite the appearance of civility from my new chief whip this indicated a new disciplinaryian approach in our whip's office and i totally agree with him we are doing a great job together to fix the economy and great jobs for people in the future and that's a great shared endeavor. >> you've been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. question time airs live on c-span 2 every wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern when the house of commons is in session, and again on sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. next week, members are out for a short autumn re-recess. question time returns on wednesday, november 21, 2012. watch any time at where you can find video of past prime ministe
of a lateral pipeline off the coast of new york city. it will pass under the gateway national recreation area and deliver natural gas to residents of brooklyn and queens. under current law, the national park service does not have the authority to approve the pipeline. therefore, hongman grimm introduced h.r. 2606 to allow the project to move forward benefiting not only new york residents but also visitors to gateway national recreation area. h.r. 2606 has bipartisan support and is supported by the national park service. the house approved its legislation in february. it has passed the senate with noncontroversial amendments. we are now acting to send this to the president. i urge adoption of h.r. 2606 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arizona virginia tech. mr. grijalva: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. grijalva: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arizona is recognized. mr. grijalva: we ha
, the cities and several united states are taking also more seriously their relationship in the latin communities. it is not something that only has to do with latinos. with a project with some audience -- with some malians and other parts of the state. the city's take this seriously. the capital is changing politically. that does not mean we are rubbed with salsa. it means that there has to be some accommodation and communication process that latino organizations were not very familiar with, but have learned in the past five years how to adapt. >> thank you, manuel. margaret? >> not to keep talking about china, i think the south american question is interesting and offers an important comparison. the u.s. is still by far the largest trade partner for the region and largest investor in the region, but you have time as the largest trade partner chile, peru and brazil. yet the pacific alliance, three of these countries are in south america, and that has emerged to a third from this perception and that america that the u.s. has failed to fully work hard enough to integrate some countries
the city of miami answering questions from the miami audience sunday on booktv on c-span2. >> okay, i need help here. what? >> try to get up without anybody knowing? >> i tried to get him up, he rolled himself out. >> the morphine. >> he was issued the bottle today with 20 in it, and ten are missing. he's taken ten tablets. >> oh, my god. >> thad ridiculous. >> that's why he's high right now. >> at some point, he could stop breathing if he took too much narcotickings. >> we'll do cbs on a party. >> where is he today? >> we end up following him after the plane ride for many months, as i said, and he ended up entering nims into an innovative program at walter reid using acupuncture, using meditation, using other techniques to wean him off all the drugs he was on, and through this program, he was actually able to walk out of walter reid on his own two feet. i commend the military for two things. one, for allowing us to tell this story, both the good and the bad, but for recognizing this problem, by recognizing that there is a this problem of over medication, and that they are looking for outs
. help them to take their skills and build a new and meaningful life in the cities and rural communities all across our land gwe pray for our military members who are serving in harm's way in afghanistan and around the world. may they know that a grateful nation remembers an honors their service. now major presence bring healing and comfort to our nation's veterans and their families, hear our prayer for veterans. amen. >> now i would like to invite the national president of the retired enlisted association to lead us in our pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag at the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please be seated. it is now my distinct privilege to introduce the members of the veterans day national committee. the committee was formed by presidential order in 1954 to hold this annual observance in honor of america's veterans and to encourage and support veterans day observances throughout the nation. please hold your applause until i have introduced these spec
cities simultaneously, and they would show different cities and the same thing, and that was really unprecedented. i do think that momentum and communication has broken down a bit since march. egyptians are consumed with egyptian politics. two nations -- others are concerned with their own. it is not nearly as intense. it is not manifesting in quite the same way now. the other part of it is bad things spread. i saw a survey not too long ago showing there are higher numbers of egyptians that say that shia should not be considered -- most egyptians probably have not seen a shia in their lives. sectarianism is also being spread through the media channels. >> i think on the unification issue, i agree that there is diversity. libya, tunisia, focusing on local issues, but how they identify themselves is still interesting. only about one-third across the board identify with the state as their first identity. even muslim, it is really muslim-arab. when you ask them if the state should serve the interests, you say -- you have a large chunk saying -- but politically, it is fascinating. we are
in which hundreds of bombs have -- rockets have been shot at israel. some of its largest cities as the targets. and this is a matter in which obviously much high levels in our government, there have been communications and the assurance that israel has the right to defend itself. but i think that we can see in this russia trade agreement that if we can get to the point where there can be relationships that are built on self-interest and economic development, that we can put the weapons aside and move towards a circumstance in which people are focused on economic activity. we see in this crisis a circumstance that we hope will resolve itself. obviously we stand with our ally, but we also hope for a day in which peace will reign and economic opportunities. i agree with david dreier, really is a way in which eventually we can create a circumstance in which people will not have the necessity to resort to violence. i thank the gentleman for yielding me the time. i thank the house and i hope that we will pass this bill. mr. dreier: would the gentleman yield? i express to my very dear
city or a saving chrysler, that was all done on a bipartisan basis. that is the way the great senate operated. host: the gulf of tonkin resolution was also on a bipartisan basis. guest: it was within a period of weeks after the civil rights act of 1964 that they did the gulf of tonkin resolution. many of them always regretted doing it. the truth is, they decided to give political cover to president johnson during the 1964 campaign. the wanted to stand by the president. they never intended, none of them, intended it to be a blank check to enlarge the vietnam war. they regretted having died and he started using it that way. from 1964 on, the senate was the focal point of the opposition to the war. democrats opposing it during president johnson's term, republicans joining them as well, president nixon's term, the second moral imperative that these centers dealt with was ending the war. host: can there be a parallel drawn between the actions of the senate in that period and the support of the gulf of tonkin resolution and the support of the congress with george w. bush and moving into th
to prosperity so we remain the shining city on the help. and people back to work, create a pro-growth environment. party politics got this into this mess. host: our next call for amy kremer comes from ronald in canton, ohio. caller: i want to say that the president wants to raise taxes on the rich and the businesses, not the business, the rich to pay their fair share. one thing i will say, all of this time during the campaign, all the businesses and rich folks, they spend all of this money toward the campaign for mitt romney and yet they do not want to pay their fair share. that does not make any sense. they spent all of that money and now they say we cannot do that. they just spent a billion dollars. think how much that would have helped the country to get better, but they say we do not want to do that. give me an answer on that. guest: look, the democrats spent a billion dollars, too. i think $6 billion was spent in the election. you know, i think that is two different subjects. the money that is spent in the campaigns verses people paying taxes, i do not think either one of
throughout the city, they would travel throughout the country. now the situation is that the u.s. diplomats all live in essentially what's a little green zone. so you have them staying at the sheridan hotel which is right above the embassy in sort of the secure corridor, and then going to work at the embassy and then going back to the hotel and back and forth. and when you don't get out, even into the capital city, it's very, very difficult to ascertain what's actually going on there in the country. and so i really do think that, you know, let me put it this way. there are a couple of different ways that this debate has been talked about. in the u.s. we tend to talk about drones and we tend to talk about the technology. and that i think derives a little bit from the fact that neither the bush administration or the obama administration really made an effective legal or moral or ethical framework. and this is something that i think has been a real failure of american leadership from both parties. i think when you look back into american history, whether it's in the supreme court, whether it's
a bird counts, maternal clinics. not just in the city but the whole country. they understood the united states have deep respect for their lives. this is not the old paternalism. this was partnership. without partnership rwanda would not have managed to get life- saving drugs to 91% of the people who needed them. good leadership. there are problems in rwanda with the leadership. on this comment they got the strokes provided by the united states. it is a blooming story. we are moved by such moving events. i am probably here because such events. ours is not a soft oakland's. we try to keep our of - -lens. we try to keep our honor code. can you believe the dryness of the term, evident based, excellence. yours truly. i am here to tell you that your heart is not the most important thing. your heart is not going to solve these problems. if your car does not find the right in your head we're not going to get away. it is not charity that fires us. it is justice. that is what inflames us. justice is a higher standards. people are looking for clean and simple melody lines. just a dollar and you c
on the city of miami. >> "washington journal" continues. host: "los angeles times" bureau thanks ford lauter. coming in. the headline on the peace in "the l.a. times," is, no longer your father's electorate. guest: by a large margin, this was the most diverse racially, ethnically, and any we have had in the past american elections. this is no longer a monolithic white country. it was for a while, but now the electorate is rapidly catching up with the changing demographic realities of the country. host: as much has been made about the declining white vote, the white vote made up about 72% of this year's electorate. would that be the deciding factor in this election? guest: it probably was the biggest single factor. there were other factors of went into the election. that was the predominant one. the decline of the white vote to about 72% does not sound like a lot a percentage points, but that is the millions of people. the republicans had hoped but the white share of the electorate this year would be higher than it was in 2008. they calculated of the white share ticked up boards, mitt romney
reagan's rhetoric. in his farewell address, he talked about the shining city on the hill. if you had to have walls, the the walls have gates. you have not heard a lot of rhetoric like that from republicans. that is ronald reagan. that is the guy that builds the majority. if we can get back to the regan mentalitythat we welcome all regardless of what you look like, who share our values. we will get back and we will get back quickly. bush got 44% of the latino vote because he tried. we are not that far away from being of the level of being competitive with the right leaders. we have to have the right leaders. >> and in terms of the immediate issue of immigration reform, they blanked on it for fear of legislators from heavily blue-collar distress and hedging economic advance -- blue-collar leaders and hedging economic events. they have to be able to deliver tangible uplift and improvement for this coalition in order to hold it together. >> it needs to deliver for america. it is a function of the number one issue of the election, which is the economy. howe we are going to grow it and wha
% and obama tops out at 44%, and lost every county except jefferson st. louis and st. louis city. west virginia, they elected a democratic governor and senator with 61%, and yet the president talked out at 36%. i just wanted to get your comments on that. >> you've got three different things than two different situations. it, -- in let's face missouri, todd akin contaminated it. in places like montana and west virginia, you have democrats that could have told you on january 1 -- could have told you four years ago that president obama was going to be a liability in my state, and i am not going to have to -- there never will be any lack of distance between me and him at any point. it is not like they have been cozying up to him and then -- the picture that republicans had of joe manchin and president obama together, there is only one reason they could get the picture, because they had to be at the same funeral. that is the only reason that picture even existed, because there is not a second picture of them together. so these guys had a lot of notice to create a lot of distance, and rebel
the president largely on that issue. the freak storm ravaged new york city. when storms like that happen, it does help consensus. i do not think that will be at the top of the agenda. immigration reform is probably more of the momentum behind that. >> there are two issues that have changed dramatically, 180 degrees. one is gay rights. this country went to a much broader acceptance of gay rights and gay marriage. just stunning. part is a democratic shift. the rise of the young voters who are more tolerant. the other is a climate change. there was a big movement among evangelicals to save the lord's earth, to save the greatest gift we were given. it made a lot of sense with the far right's agenda. it has been turned into the exact opposite. climate change is happening and it is partially caused by human kind. that is happening just a few years after both parties in a pretty wide degree that something had to be done for different reasons. stunning. >> somebody was compiling the best tweets of the campaign. john hunstman in the primaries. "i agree with the scientific consensus on global warm
news being made in the cities this morning. but anyway. thank you all for being here again. i'm just going to quickly introduce our panel. you have all been introduced to stephanie shriak but i want to make a couple of points. one is i think debby made so eloquently and claire, emily's list, record year of fundraising and electing women democrats. before she was president of emily's list, stephanie was quite possibly the best democratic campaign manager in the country. she ran john hoefter's first senate campaign and al franken's campaign and his contested -- whatever that was. so she clearly brought that experience tomely's list and helped elect a lot of women. next to stephanie is anne who is a partner at an award winning media consultant with 20 years of experience consulting on and managing top-level campaigns. her client this year, she had two jobs. she ran women's volt for emily's list and did battleground state media for the obama campaign. so we'll hear more from her not only about how we turned out women for emily's list candidates but the president's priorities. next to her
constitution. host: let's hear from johnson city, tennessee. hi, devin. caller: good morning. thank you for serving this country. where do you think this country will be in about 10 years? do you plan on running in 2016? if you do, will you run with jesse ventura? guest: i don't have any plans in 2016. you want to know where i think the country will be in 10 years, as a matter of fact, i'm pretty optimistic that things might be a lot better, but the problem is we have to go through the wringer first. where i'm very encouraged, you know, i deal with ideas and changing people's attitudes about the role of government and self-reliance and responsibility. but where i have been encouraged, whether the 2008 campaign or the 2012 campaign, that the reception kept growing and growing on the universities. in all true -- and all true philosophic have to start with the young people. the receptions have been fantastic. and they're interested in free markets. they're interested in this. the young people graduating from college are aware. what do they have? personal debt that they can't pay. the jobs
look at the city, one of those four walls that the republicans needed to pick up two seats was a profound effort as well. it kind of makes the policy discussion take on a very different hue. for the republicans it was one of those come dejesus moments politically were the have to reassess and reevaluate whether they want to be a relevant political party. host: how do they do that? guest: two years we were able to prove that you can win coming off the ash heaps of 2006 and 2008. the brand is in the tank, people are not joining the party. we were able to pull around a turnaround. by empowering the state parties to build a grass-roots operation on the ground and what i did was modeled my chairmanship at least likely how we operated after how we deemed it down with a 50 state strategy, putting emphasis on states where republicans have not to believe one in the past to go in there and not try to win it all but to win some. when a county council race, when the mayor's race, when the legislative race and the bill -- build that from the bottom up, have a message that resonated and
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